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Biographical entry Munro, Ian Stafford Ross


Ichythologist Ian Stafford Ross' lead the Gulf of Carpentaria Prawn Survey which begun in 1963, in the light of the outlawing of whaling.

The quality and breadth of his surveying and data-gathering in adverse conditions paved the way for the establishment of a productive and profitable prawn industry in the region.

His research was published in a three part atlas of operational, environmental and biological data and a report.

He also established the Australian National Fish Collection at the CSIRO and is the author of The Fishes of New Guinea and the Handbook of Australian Fishes.

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